Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Blake Meyers, PhD

Member, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Professor, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri

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Johnny Park, PhD

Founder and CEO
Spensa Technologies 

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Marylyn D. Ritchie, PhD

Faculty Pending, Department of Genetics
Director, Center for Translational Bioinformatics, Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI)
Associate Director for Bioinformatics, Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI)
Associate Director, Center for Precision Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

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Susan Abdel-Rahman, PharmD

Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Chief of the Section of Therapeutic Innovation,
Children’s Mercy in Kansas City

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Denise Baker, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychological Science
Missouri University of Science and Technology

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Bimal Balakrishnan, PhD

Associate Professor, Architectural Studies
University of Missouri

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Julie Banderas, PharmD

Professor, Interim Chair Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics
University of Missouri Kansas City

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Dhundy Kiran Bastola

Associate Professor, Bioinformatics
School of Interdisciplinary Informatics
College of Information Science and Technology
University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Sherwin Chan, MD PhD

Pediatric Radiologist, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Radiology
Children’s Mercy

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Jianlin Cheng, PhD

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of Missouri

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Warren A. Cheung, PhD

Senior Computational Biologist, Genome Center
Children’s Mercy

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Sharlee Climer, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Missouri – St. Louis

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Juan Cui, PhD

Assistant Professor
Systems Biology and Biomedical Informatics (SBBI) Laboratory
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)

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Plamen Doynov, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Physics and Astronomy Department
University of Missouri Kansas City

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Christine Elsik, PhD

Associate Professor
Divisions of Animal and Plant Sciences
University of Missouri

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Noah Fahlgren, PhD

Director, Bioinformatics Core Facility
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

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Randi Foraker, PhD MA FAHA

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine Institute for Informatics Washington University 

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Keith Gary, PhD

Vice President
Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

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Walter Gassmann, PhD

Professor, Division of Plant Sciences
Interim Director, Bond Life Sciences Center

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Michael Goldwasser, PhD

Chairman, Department of Computer Science
Saint Louis University

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Timothy Haithcoat

Deputy Director, Center for Geospatial Intelligence
Sr. Geospatial Information Research Specialist

University of Missouri

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Mark Hoffman, PhD

Chief Research Information Officer
Children’s Mercy

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Trupti Joshi, MBBS, ADB, MS, PhD

Director of Translational Bioinformatics, School of Medicine – Medical Research Office
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Informatics
Core Faculty MU Informatics Institute, Computer Science and Interdisciplinary Plant Group
University of Missouri

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Devin Koestler, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
University of Kansas Medical Center

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Zhu Li, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri – Kansas City

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Jon Marsh, PhD

Senior Scientist
Institute for Informatics (I2)/Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

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Ashiq Masood, MD

Co-Director of Center for Precision
Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Missouri Kansas City

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K. Palaniappan

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Missouri

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Jerry Parker, PhD

Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research
Associate Dean for Research
Co-Director, MU institution for Clinical and Translational Science

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Phil Payne

Philip Payne, PhD, FACMI

Robert J. Terry Professor and Founding Director of the Institute for Informatics
Professor of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

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Praveen Rao, PhD

Associate Professor
Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering
University of Missouri-Kansas City

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Shrieraam Sathyanarayanan

Health Data Analyst
Oklahoma State University

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Chi-Ren Shyu, PhD

Shumaker Endowed Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Missouri

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Jeffrey A. Thompson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics
University of Kansas Medical Center

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Shui Ye, MD, PhD

Chairman & Professor, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics
William R. Brown/Missouri Endowed Chair in Medical Genetics and Molecular Medicine
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine

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